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3:20 PM ET, January 9, 2007

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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live from Macworld 2007: Steve Jobs keynote  —  The game is on!  Keep refreshing this page for a steady stream of updates.  The keynote should get rolling sometime after 9am PST.  —  7:54am - We're here, standing in line waiting to get in.  People have been camped out since 9pm last night …
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
The Apple iPhone runs OS X  —  Capping literally years of speculation on perhaps the most intensely followed unconfirmed product in Apple's history — and that's saying a lot — the iPhone has been announced today.  Yeah, we said it: "iPhone," the name the entire free world …
Rachel Konrad / Associated Press:
Apple renames itself, unveils iPhone  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs on Tuesday made the company's long-awaited jump into the mobile phone business and renamed the company to just "Apple Inc.," reflecting its increasing focus on consumer electronics.
Computerworld:
Update: Jobs touts iPhone, 'AppleTV'  —  The iPhone still needs FCC approval; won't be out 'til June  —  Apple Computer Inc. CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off of the company's long-awaited "iPhone" today, touting it as a three-in-one piece of hardware that acts as a mobile phone …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Andy Merrett / Tech Digest:
Macworld 2007: Live blogging Steve Jobs' Keynote speech  —  5.30pm: Doing demo.  Apple Remote, screensaver, cover art, images, movie scrolling menu.  Can watch streaming theatrical trailers.  —  5.28pm: "You can stream content from 5 machines, or auto-sync from one computer.
Discussion: Things That and Shiny Shiny
Evan Blass / Engadget:
iTV becomes Apple TV  —  Well now we know that iTV has officially become Apple TV.  It's real folks: we got 802.11 b/g AND 802.11n, USB 2.0, Ethernet, WiFi, HDMI, bunch of standard outs, plus a 40GB hard drive — all powered by an Intel CPU.  So resolution is only 720p …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
iPhone is Real...Macworld Keynote Live  — Keynote over.  — Dropping Computer from company name, now just APPLE  — Will try and sell 10 million in 2008. 1% market share in the mobile phone business.  — Multiyear agreement exclusive with Cingular  — Cingular CEO on Stage.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Yahoo buys MyBlogLog... for real!  —  Updated: 8.58 pm: A few minutes after we had ordered our dinner at Mehfil Restaurant in San Francisco's SOMA district, Scott Rafer, chairman of Orlando, Florida-based MyBlogLog, checked his Blackberry Pearl, and broke into a smile.
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Karlgaard / CESblog:
Yahoo! Snaps Up Mybloglog.com  —  Yahoo! is making notoriety a mouse click away.  —  The Internet portal has purchased Mybloglog.com, an Orlando, Fla.-based website that enables readers of web pages to leave information about themselves, building a social network among fans of such things …
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:   Yahoo acquires MyBlogLog for $10M - Has anyone done the math?
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:   Yahoo Acquires MyBlogLog & More On How It Works
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Windows Home Server: details and features  —  Much of what we predicted about Home Server is true.  It's all about centralization and ease of use, and it's targeted at users who want an easy way to back up all of the important data in their house.  It's built using a mix of new and not-new sever technology …
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Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
Windows Home Server: Up Close And Personal
Discussion: TechCrunch and digg
Sprint:
Sprint Nextel Cites WiMAX Network Progress For 2007  —  Media Contact:  —  John Polivka, 972 405-5139  —  Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) announced progress with its plans for a large scale advanced mobile broadband network designed to bring wireless innovation to devices and new multimedia mobile applications to customers.
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Computerworld:
Iowa antitrust case: Microsoft exec called software developers 'pawns'  —  James Plamondon was a technical evangelist at the company for eight years  —  Eric Lai Today's Top Stories or Other Standards/Legal Issues Stories  —  A Microsoft Corp. technical evangelist referred …
Washington Post:
For Windows Vista Security, Microsoft Called in Pros  —  When Microsoft introduces its long-awaited Windows Vista operating system this month, it will have an unlikely partner to thank for making its flagship product safe and secure for millions of computer users across the world: the National Security Agency.
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Google SketchUp Pro 6 Leaves Googleplex [free upgrade]  —  Google today released Google SketchUp 6 and SketchUp Pro 6 which is available as a free upgrade to all SketchUp (version 2, 3, 4, or 5) users [purchased from @Last].  —  New users can download either the free version of SketchUp 6 …
Discussion: Ogle Earth and InsideGoogle
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Macworld Expo 2007 Predictions  —  Here are my predictions for what is going to be announced in the keynote, ranked roughly in order of significance, not likelihood.  My gut feeling is that this is going to be a big one.  —  NEW USER INTERFACE THEME TO REPLACE AQUA IN 10.5 …
Discussion: digg
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Cabel / cabel.name:
Apple's Next-Generation Themes
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
High-quality DVDs will not operate on some Vista PCs  —  Microsoft has been forced to acknowledge that a substantial number of PCs running the new version of its Windows operating system will not be able to play high-quality DVDs.  —  The Vista system will be available to consumers at the end of the month.
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hear About Conduit Yet?  —  Israel and California based Conduit is announcing a deal today with Google to provide search for their customizable toolbar product.  The news itself isn't all that interesting, although it will help Conduit with revenue.  But the Conduit service itself is really taking off.
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Macworld 2007 Keynote Liveblog  —  Welcome to the TUAW liveblog for Macworld 2007.  Here's where you'll find all our updates, so open a window with this post and keep refreshing as needed.  There is no "auto update" on TUAW so unless you refresh (please be gentle!) the page will not change.
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
More Money For Wikis  —  After JotSpot sold to Google …
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Aral Balkan:
FlashForward KeyNote at MacWorld
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David Haskin / Computerworld Blogs blogs:
Microsoft uses Zune to stab friends in the back
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
1000 Shots of CES?  —  Well I think my goal of getting 1,000 shots …
Intel:
New Intel Processors Expand Quad-Core PC, Server Line-Ups
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